The Highwood Historical Society will have it’s 8th annual Terrific Tomato Contest during Garlic Fest. Grand Prize winner gets $100!
by Long Hwa-shu
You may thumb your nose down on the pungent smell of garlic, but the spice root is cause celebre in Highwood.
Flush by the smell of success in past years, the city is holding its 6th annual Garlic Fest Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 4-9 p.m., in Everts Park. It’ll be held in conjunction with Highwood’s Evening Market.
The fest will be highlighted with the annual Taste of Garlic competition in the sweet and savory categories. Attendees can sample various garlic creations from the classic pastas, sandwiches, sauces and spreads to the out-of-the-ordinary. They get to vote for their favorites.
“This fun, garlic-filled event will cater to all the stinky breath needs with plenty of mints on hand, along with live music and children’s activities,” said the Highwood Chamber of Commerce in a press release promoting the event.
The competition for Garlic Queen and Garlic Princess will take place at 6:30 p.m.
As garlic and tomatoes go hand in hand, there will be a tomato contest. It’s the 8th annual Terrific Tomato Contest sponsored by the Highwood Historical Society.
All residents including members of the historical society are eligible to enter their tomatoes for the title of the “Most Terrific Tomato in Town.” It comes with a cash prize of $100. Entries will be weighed, calibrated and judged. There will also be a “People’s Choice” category. For more information call 847-682-9039.
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